23.07.2021, Friedrichshafen / Garching near Munich
Company transfers EUR 100,000 to aid organization - employees released for relief work
The Zeppelin Group is supporting the victims of the current flood disaster in Germany with a donation of EUR 100,000. In addition, employees who are volunteering to help with the rescue and clean-up work will be given paid time off during their deployment.
The Zeppelin Group supports non-profit and charitable organizations, especially in exceptional situations such as natural disasters.
"The current flood disaster in large parts of Germany is presenting people with unimagined challenges without any preparation. Our sympathy and thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones or their livelihoods. Our respect goes to the many helpers who put their own lives on the line to assist others in this difficult situation. For Zeppelin, it is a matter of course not only to support them with a financial contribution, but also to give paid time off to our employees who are volunteering on site. Only together can we get through this situation," says Alexandra Mebus, Labor Director of the Zeppelin Group.
In addition to Zeppelin's donation to the "Deutschland hilft" action alliance, the commitment of Zeppelin's manufacturing partner Caterpillar will also benefit the victims. Through the Caterpillar Foundation, the US company is supporting the International Red Cross, which is currently caring for victims of the flood disaster in Germany and Belgium.
Zeppelin grants paid leave of up to five working days to employees of the Zeppelin Group who are directly affected by the floods and to employees who support flood victims as volunteers. Employees who are involved in the flood disaster as voluntary helpers via public aid organizations such as the fire department or THW (German Federal Agency for Technical Relief) will also be granted paid time off for this period and, in individual cases, will receive up to five additional paid working days for recuperation purposes after the end of their deployment.
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